Venue: Walled Garden, The Bowling Green, on Friday, Saturday.

Matthew De Abaitua’s  novel  The Red Men was shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award and adapted into a short film ‘Dr Easy’ by Shynola and produced by Film4/Warp Films. It will be published in the US on November 2017. His science fiction novels IF THEN (Angry Robot, September 2015) and The Destructives (Angry Robot, 2016) complete the loose trilogy begun with The Red Men. “Extraordinary visionary… the most intriguing and disturbing near-future speculations published for some years.” Andy Sawyer, Strange Horizons. His second book was a memoir and history,  The Art of Camping: The History and Practice of Sleeping Under the Stars. The Economist described it as one of the books of the year.  He lectures on creative writing and science fiction at the University of Essex and lives in Hackney.